Friday, October 19: morning (Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall 612)
1. Weapons, Good to Think With (9:30-11 am)
- Christine Mauduit (ENS), “Around the Sword: Some Thoughts about Ajax’s Suicide”
- Deborah Steiner (Columbia), "Arms and the Symposion”
- Camille Rambourg (ENS), "Exploring the Question of Responsibility: The Javelin of Antiphon's Second Tetralogy"
- Peter van Alfen (ANS), "Arms and Armor in archaic coins"
Coffee Break (11-11:30 am)
2. Arms, Culture, Religion (11.30 am-1 pm)
"Transforming Classics: 150 Years of Classical Studies in New York"
On November 13, 1868, a group of scholars resolved to form the American Philological Association (APA), now the Society for Classical Studies (SCS). The APA was originally a society for "lovers of philology."
Throughout the 150-year history of the APA/SCS, New York's scholars, teachers, students, and institutions have played a central role in developing and transforming our field.
On November 13, 2018, the Society for Classical Studies, along with the Center for Ancient Studies, will present "Transforming Classics: 150 Years of Classical Studies in New York." Speakers will discuss how New York-based organizations and programs have:
Largo di Porta San Pancrazio, Rome
The American Academy in Rome opens its 2018–19 season of programs with a lecture by Mary Beard, a renowned scholar of antiquity and professor of classics at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. Beard will explore the idea of the human body in classical sculpture: female and male, normative and conservative, subversive and transgressive. Her lecture will aim to pull apart the image of the body in classical sculpture as a dead weight on our imagination, and to follow the edgy awkwardness that the work of the Greeks and Romans bravely faced.
The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World will hold a conference, co-hosted by the SCS, on digital pedagogy:
"Digital resources have become an essential part of studying the languages, history, and material culture of the Ancient Mediterranean. This one-day conference looks at how this disciplinary turn is being integrated into both undergraduate and graduate courses. There will be sustained attention during the day on current practice in recent courses, and the speakers all have considerable teaching experience. Speakers will also address the goals of using digital methods, tools and resources in a wide range of pedagogic and institutional settings. Digital approaches to teaching do not merely replicate earlier methods so that new possibilities for the expanding the scope of curricula will be an important topic. The day will end with a panel discussion and we will welcome input from all who are in attendance."
IPS North America (https://ipsnortham.org/)
The second meeting of the North American Sections of the International Plutarch Society will take place 15-18 May 2019 at Utah State University in Logan Utah.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Below is the complete programme of the KCL International Postgraduate Workshop "Lyric Beyond Lyric - 'Submerged' Traditions, Generic Interactions, and Later Receptions".
The programme can be found below as well as on our Facebook page (@Lyric-Beyond-Lyric) and on https://independent.
The workshop will take place on 24 May 2018 at the Strand campus, King's College London (room S0.13). Our confirmed keynote speaker will be Prof Pauline LeVen (Yale University).
Latin Lexicography Summer Workshop: 30 July – 4 August, 2018
Thesaurus linguae Latinae Institute
Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Munich
The Thesaurus linguae Latinae Institute announces its first annual Latin Lexicography Workshop, a one-week event in Munich, July 30 to August 4, 2018. We invite participation by researchers at any stage in their career whose work involves the rigorous evaluation of Latin words in any aspect, ranging from their use in specific texts or their changing significance across the entire corpus of ancient Latin. In addition to philology, relevant disciplines include conceptual and intellectual history, epigraphy, linguistics, literary and textual criticism, medieval and Renaissance studies, philosophy, and theology.
Seminar on Plato at Syracuse
A seminar on Plato at Syracuse will be held in Siracusa, June 4-5, just before the Fourth Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Heritage of Western Greece. The goal of this project is to understand Plato’s involvement with Syracuse and Southern Italy in a multidisciplinary way and produce a volume which combines a new translation of the Seventh Letter with original essays from scholars of varying disciplines.